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• M Gottlieb – Advice from the Talmud to Coddled American Minds https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2018/12/advice-from-the-talmud-to-coddled-american-minds/

• Y Oppenheimer – Goodbye, Rav Elon http://www.jewishpress.com/blogs/guest-blog/goodbye-rav-elon/2018/12/17/

• How Did Ashkenazi Jews End Up With Famous Non-Jewish Last Names? https://forward.com/opinion/415910/how-did-ashkenazi-jews-end-up-with-famous-non-jewish-last-names/

• Change has to come from within the community, as economic pressures mount – A Shafran – Don’t cry for me, Eric Yoffie https://cross-currents.com/2018/12/15/dont-cry-for-me-eric-yoffie/

• Ultra-Orthodox in New York threaten war after state demands more secular education in yeshivas https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/.premium-ultra-orthodox-in-new-york-threaten-war-after-state-demands-more-secular-education-i-1.6744784

• S Pruzansky – Abolish the Rabbinate? http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/23155

• How Jewish Studies Came to Harvard, with Anti-Semitism Hovering Nearby https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2018/12/how-jewish-studies-came-to-harvard-with-anti-semitism-hovering-nearby/

About Gil Student

Rabbi Gil Student is the Editor of TorahMusings.com, a leading website on Orthodox Jewish scholarly subjects, and the Book Editor of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Action magazine. He writes a popular column on issues of Jewish law and thought featured in newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Link, The Jewish Echo and The Vues. In the past, he has served as the President of the small Jewish publisher Yashar Books and as the Managing Editor of OU Press. Rabbi Student currently is serving his third term on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America and also serves as the Director of the Halacha Commission of the Rabbinical Alliance of America. He serves on the Editorial Board of Jewish Action magazineand the Board of OU Press. He has published four English books, the most recent titled Search Engine volume 2: Finding Meaning in Jewish Texts -- Jewish Leadership, and served as the American editor for Morasha Kehillat Yaakov: Essays in Honour of Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks.

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